Smart devices (mobile phones, PDAs, tablet computers), smart products (car, navigation) and smart environments (ambient intelligence) are enabling new services that require innovative interfaces. Human-Computer Interaction and Design (HCID) focuses on the study, design, development and evaluation of novel user interfaces, interactive systems and services.
The EIT Digital Master's degree HCID is an interdisciplinary programme where our User-Centred Design approach places the users at the centre of the design process. By combining human aspects (both at a cognitive, aesthetic and sensory-motor levels) to technological and business aspects, we create new products and services with great usability and user experience, and a solid customer demand, which often translate into commercial success.
HCID serves as the bridge to new products and services. Students learn how to design and define how people interact and live with the modern ever changing technical world.
Graduates from the Human Computer Interaction and Design (HCID) at EIT Digital Master School will qualify for jobs in international and local organizations in both technical and business roles. Typical titles are:
Through their multidisciplinary attitude graduates are valuable in open innovation settings where different aspects (market, users, social aspects, media technologies) come together. They will easily find jobs within companies that provide value-added products and services, such as telecom companies, game companies, e-learning, web developers, and entertainment. An alternative path would be to start your own company to provide product or technology development, media content, business development or consultancy services.
Entry - 1st year, common courses
Each Entry University in HCID provides an introduction course to HCI, working knowledge to the design and implementation of interactive systems, necessary usability evaluation methods and a multi-disciplinary design project.
Exit - 2nd year, specialisation
All EIT Digital Master School programmes, among which Human Computer Interaction and Design, follow the same scheme:
You can apply until:
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The academic-year will officially start in Autumn, either in September or October, depending on the campus location of the programme. Please note that the Master School strongly advises all applicants to apply by period one because:
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
In case of on-going studies a statement certifying that you are in the final year of your studies. The statement must be written by the degree administration office (or equivalent department), confirming that you are enrolled on the final year of your education and giving your expected completion date.
Scholarship possibility: Excellent students can be awarded a monthly allowance of €750
Scholarship possibility: Excellent students can be awarded a monthly allowance of either €500 or €750
Scholarship possibility: Excellent students can be awarded a tuition fee waiver of up to 50% and a monthly allowance of either €500 or €750
Tuition fee waiver and scholarships are only available for applications submitted in period one (deadline February 1)
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